Hello from sunny Florida!
We are Al, Priscilla and Scooter (The Boss) Chafin.
We have been lifelong Alfred Hitchcock fans, and bringing you this website has been a dream of ours for a long time.
We live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, moving here from Pittsburgh, where all our children and grandchildren live - great town, Pittsburgh - great people.
We deal only with quality merchandise and give only quality service - check out our more than 2,000 positive feedbacks on eBay. eBay nickname is Big6al.
Priscilla passed away November 8, 2008. We were married forty-nine years. She gave me three wonderful children and five marvelous grandkids. My very best friend and the love of my life. She requested to be cremated and her ashes are in this beautiful birdbath in her garden here at our home in Ponte Vedra Beach, along with those of our previous cat, Hershey. Eventually, Scooter and I will join them (but Scooter says "no hurry, dad)"...
WHAT KINDS OF VIDEOS & DVDs DO WE TRADE?
When people refer to video tapes and DVDs, they are usually referring to one of two things. Some may think of prerecorded video tapes and DVDs of movies and television programs that may be purchased or rented in stores. Other people may think of tapes or DVDs taped from television broadcasts. We mostly trade tapes and DVDs of programs that were originally taped from television broadcasts.
Can we legally copy video tapes? It is not legal to make copies of prerecorded video tapes or films that are showing in theaters or are available in stores. We will point out when shows are available in stores, and when possible, we will tell you where you may be able to buy them. We will not trade DVDs or videos that are available in stores. If you see one that you think is, please bring it to our attention and we will investigate it immediately.
Can we legally copy Television programs? Once a program is broadcast, the copyright owner has already obtained revenue from advertising or cable or satellite subscription fees. Copyright laws allow for copies of copyrighted material to be considered fair use of that material if making the copies does not affect the market value of the material or deprive the copyright holder of sales or royalty revenue from that material. Some TV programs are available on prerecorded video tapes or DVDs, and making copies of those programs, even copies of originals recorded from television broadcast, can not be considered fair use of the material because obtaining a copy of a recording from a broadcast instead of purchasing the prerecorded video would deprive the copyright owner of sales revenue. However, if a program is not available on a prerecorded video tape or DVD, obtaining a copy of a recording from a broadcast does not deprive the owner of any sales revenue since a prerecorded video tape of the program can not be purchased.
What is The Public Domain? The public domain is a space where intellectual property protection does not apply. When copyrights and patents expire, innovations and creative works fall into the public domain. They may then be used by anyone without permission and without the payment of a licensing fee. When we offer Public Domain products at AlfredsPlace we will identify them as such.
We will not knowingly trade a copy of anything that is available on prerecorded video tape or DVD. By requesting a copy from us you are indicating you have already attempted and been unable to obtain the program or movie on a prerecorded video tape or DVD and that the copy is being requested for private use. We do not own the copyrights to any of these programs and movies and there are no rights given or implied.
We guarantee everything we sell on AlfredsPlace. If you are not pleased with a VHS tape or DVD, we will replace it with the same title. If you are not pleased with one of books or other items we will exchange it or refund your money upon return (less postage).
Be nice to Scooter... He goes out to the mailbox with dad every afternoon and helps to bring your mail in. He lets us live in his house - if you've ever owned a male Himalayan cat you know what we mean... 'nuff said.
Welcome... and shop with confidence!
P.S. Al is a real estate Broker-Salesman with Stockton Realty Group in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with more than 15 years experience in helping folks buy and sell their properties in Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach and St. Augustine. Please visit Al's real estate website at www.PonteVedraFlorida.com.
(SPECIAL PRICING is available to EDUCATORS of English, Drama, Film... eMail us for details)